First do no harm

This is the opening of an Editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, October 2020. The Cumberlege Review can be read in full here.

‘blow that argument to smithereens’

The Sunday Herald, 3rd June 2018, had this report on its front page: The Editor of the Herald gave a careful analysis of this and concluded: Naturally, in reading this … Continue reading ‘blow that argument to smithereens’

A Sunshine Act for Scotland

On Thursday 22 March 2018 I will be making a peaceful protest outside the Scottish Parliament, two years to the day that my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland

Two years of no sunshine

On Thursday 22nd March 2018 I will be standing outside the Scottish Parliament with this banner. This will be a peaceful, one-man protest, two years to the day that my … Continue reading Two years of no sunshine

Fully informed consent: NHS Scotland

This post is based on the following Scottish Parliamentary debate which took place on the 5th December 2017. In this post I have highlighted cross-party considerations relating to fully informed … Continue reading Fully informed consent: NHS Scotland

Conflicts of interest and polypropylene Mesh implants

The following is a shared consideration of the potential for conflicts of interest to have had a significant role in the harm caused to Scottish women by Mesh implants. This … Continue reading Conflicts of interest and polypropylene Mesh implants

Mesh implants and “fully informed consent”

Since my last post on PE1571, Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices, there has been further consideration of this petition, with evidence given by Dr Wael Agur and the petitioners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy: … Continue reading Mesh implants and “fully informed consent”

‘Robust clinical governance must surround treatment’

According to the Sunday Post of the 23rd September 2017, the former Health Minister for the Scottish Government, Alex Neil, MSP, is: “urging the Scottish Government to stage a summit … Continue reading ‘Robust clinical governance must surround treatment’

To seek balance in the appreciation of where expertise rests: my submission on PE01651

Submission on PE01651: Prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal Made by Dr Peter J Gordon Date of submission: 3rd June 2017. Submission made in a personal capacity. I am writing in … Continue reading To seek balance in the appreciation of where expertise rests: my submission on PE01651

Protected: ‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’

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Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices

Submission on PE1517 on Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices Made by Dr Peter J Gordon Date of submission: 17th May 2017 Submission made in a personal capacity. The Agenda for the … Continue reading Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices